|Born:||January 5, 1985||Draft:||2003 Panthers #25 Overall|
|Hometown:||LaSalle, QC||Position:||Right Wing|
|Known For:||Brother of Chris Stewart||Shoots:||Right|
|National Team:||Canada||Current Status:||Retired|
Anthony Stewart (born January 5, 1985) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, having played in the NHL, AHL, and KHL. He was born in Quebec, and his family moved to Toronto while he was a child. Stewart played minor hockey in Toronto, winning three all-Ontario championships. After his minor hockey career, he was selected by the Kingston Frontenacs in the first round of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) draft. After two seasons with Kingston, he was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the first round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, at 25th overall.
Stewart spent four years in the Panthers’ system, dividing his time between the NHL and the American Hockey League (AHL), after which he joined the Atlanta Thrashers for two years. When the Thrashers moved to Winnipeg to become the new Winnipeg Jets, they did not offer him a new contract, and he signed with the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent. After one season in Carolina, he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings but spent most of the season in the minor leagues. He signed a professional tryout contract with the San Jose Sharks to begin the 2013–14 NHL season but was not offered a contract. He subsequently signed with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg in the KHL. His younger brother Chris also played in the NHL and retired after the 2019–2020 season playing for Philadelphia Flyers.
Stewart has represented Canada internationally in two World Junior Championships, in the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships, and twice in the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge. He was the leading goal scorer for Team Canada when they won the World U18 Championships. In the 2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, in which Canada won a silver medal, Stewart tied for the tournament points lead. In the 2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, he helped Team Canada win a gold medal. Representing the OHL at the Canada-Russia Challenge, Stewart helped his team go unbeaten in both tournaments (4–0), helping Canada to win the Challenge two years running.
Anthony Stewart Statistics
- U20 WJC Gold Medal (2005)
- OHL Canada Russia Challenge (2005)
- OHL Canada Russia Challenge (2004)
- U20 WJC Best Plus/Minus (2004)
- U20 WJC Most Assists (2004)
- U20 WJC Silver Medal (2004)
- 8 Nations Cup Champion (2003)
- CHL Top Prospects Game (2003)
- U18 WJC All-Star Team (2003)
- U18 WJC Gold Medal (2003)
- U17 WHC Bronze Medal (2002)
- OHF Bantam AAA Champion (2001)